Blytheville, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Blytheville, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Blytheville had a population of 15,191 as of July 1, 2015. Blytheville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Blytheville is located at latitude 35.9341 and longitude -89.9051 in Mississippi County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blytheville (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Mississippi County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 256 feet.

The City of Blytheville has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blytheville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Blytheville, AR Boundary Map

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Blytheville, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 15,191
Population in Households 15,062
Population in Familes 12,016
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 731
Diversity Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,121
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 3,904
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,118 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,003 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,399 (18.6%)
Median Home Value $88,183
Average Home Value $117,812
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $33,102
Average Household Income $48,805
Per Capita Income $19,582
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.53% -0.61%
Households -0.37% -0.57%
Families -0.48% -0.73%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Blytheville, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blytheville to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 95th
Population Density1 # 147 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 63 88th
Median Household Income # 337 38th
Per Capita Income # 236 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.